The WSBE17 Conference in Hong Kong was a major success

The WSBE17 Conference was held as scheduled in Hong Kong during the period 5-7 June. About 1800 people attended, including delegates, students and representatives of the SBE16 conferences. The event was meticulously organized by HKG GBC with a large contingent of scientific, professional and administrative staff and volunteers, and those of us who were involved in the organization of the series as a whole are grateful to our HKG colleagues for this very major achievement and of its excellent content. We will provide more details and photos next week.


Final program for WSBE17 Hong Kong conference, June 5-7

Our colleagues in Hong Kong have released the final version of their conference program for the global conference on sustainable built environment, being held on June 5-7. This is a major conference, with over 400 peer-reviewed papers, roundtables and technical tours.

The SBE Urban Challenge at WSBE17

Parallel sessions at WSBE17 in Hong Kong will include two 90-minute workshops focused on the performance assessment of small urban areas. The sessions are sponsored by iiSBE and will take place on 6 June (Session 56) and Session 98 (7 June).

The performance assessment of small urban areas is complex, since it raises questions of scale (how large is a small urban area?), suitable key performance indicators, appropriate reference performance benchmarks (similar areas or historical values or...?).

Research and professional teams from several countries will present, analyze and discuss their own approaches to small-area urban performance assessment in the session, supported by case studies where possible.

Christiana Figueres named as Keynote Speaker at WSBE17

We are happy to announce that Ms Christiana Figueres will be the Keynote Speaker of World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong), to be held on 5-7 June 2017.

Ms Figueres is a world authority on global climate change, who has dedicated herself to leading the world onto a path of a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. Named by international media, Ms Figueres is ’the woman who could stop climate change’ and ‘tasked with saving the world from global warming’, we are proud to have her participation at WSBE17 Hong Kong to share her unprecedented insights.

Ms Figueres currently works with global mayors in the largest city-led coalition on climate actions. She was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010 to 2016 and she directed the 2015 COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris.


Abstracts for WSBE17

Please note that there are only two weeks left to submit abstracts for the World SBE17 conference, to be held in Hong Kong on June 5-7, 2017. This will be a major international event, organized by Hong Kong Green Building Council, with strong support by local industry and the Government of Hong Kong. The conference is the culmination of the current cycle of SBE conferences operated by the partnership of CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC. See the attached PDF instructions on how to submit your abstract.

SB Conference partners select WSBE17 conference proposal

15 July 2014: At a recent meeting of the partners and advisors in Paris, four proposals to host the next global event in the SB conference series were reviewed. After detailed discussions, the proposal submitted by Hong Kong was selected.